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Old 04-19-2005, 06:01   #1 (permalink)
Jeveretts
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I recently bought a really sweet 92 240 wagon, the overdrive was not
working. the light would turn on and off with the button, but the
solenoid wasn't working. What I found was the top of the solenoid was
melted off. Since I live in flat Florida, and have no need to turn
overdrive off, I did the fix where you cut a groove between the two
holes in the solenoid and discard the innner O ring. This worked
perfect, I have been driving the car for four days now, and overdrive
works perfect. However, the other day we did a 150 mile highway trip
in it, at speeds of around 85mph. The car ran flawlessly, except after
we got off of the freeway, it did not shift back into overdrive again,
I stopped, checked the fluids, and everything looked fine, when I took
off again all was well, overdrive was working. The only thing out of
norm here, is I seem to be about a half quart high on fluid, and it
has been this way since I bought it. When hot, it covers the entire
plastic thing on the end of the dipstick. Could this be causing me
problems? could this be a heat issue? should I put a cooler on? what
do you think.
Jerry
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Old 04-19-2005, 16:01   #2 (permalink)
Peter K L Milnes
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If your car has an automatic gearbox then it almost certainly has a
transmission oil cooler fitted as part of the coolant radiator. You could
fit an extra one if you want. However it would need to be fitted in series
with the one in the radiator. If you just replace the solenoid I am sure
that it will work OK again.

Cheers, Peter.


"Jeveretts" <bikeflorida@nospam.earthlink.net> wrote in message
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>I recently bought a really sweet 92 240 wagon, the overdrive was not
> working. the light would turn on and off with the button, but the
> solenoid wasn't working. What I found was the top of the solenoid was
> melted off. Since I live in flat Florida, and have no need to turn
> overdrive off, I did the fix where you cut a groove between the two
> holes in the solenoid and discard the innner O ring. This worked
> perfect, I have been driving the car for four days now, and overdrive
> works perfect. However, the other day we did a 150 mile highway trip
> in it, at speeds of around 85mph. The car ran flawlessly, except after
> we got off of the freeway, it did not shift back into overdrive again,
> I stopped, checked the fluids, and everything looked fine, when I took
> off again all was well, overdrive was working. The only thing out of
> norm here, is I seem to be about a half quart high on fluid, and it
> has been this way since I bought it. When hot, it covers the entire
> plastic thing on the end of the dipstick. Could this be causing me
> problems? could this be a heat issue? should I put a cooler on? what
> do you think.
> Jerry



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